Monday, February 25, 2013
West Mt. Airy makes a top 10 list of the best neighborhoods to invest in within Philadelphia.
Philly.com, recently published a top 10 list of the best neighborhoods to invest in in Philadelphia, and West Mt. Airy made the cut. Philly.com used dated from the real estate website Trulia.com to rank the top 10 most searched for neighborhoods in the city. According to Philly.com, West Mt. Airy earned the number eight spot on the list with an average sale price $336,522 from Nov. 2012 to Jan. 2013. To see the complete list please click on the link: here.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
An SUV crashed into a SEPTA bus in Mt. Airy Friday morning.
NBC 10 reports that one person was injured after an SUV collided with a SEPTA bus Friday morning in Mt. Airy at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Mt. Pleasent Ave. After the SUV collided with the bus it flipped over, NBC 10 reports. To read the complete story on the NBC 10 website please click on the link: here.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Get a look at a new business coming to West Mt. Airy.
What once was a gas station could soon be a showcase for artists and merchants of all stripes, once Carlton Tolbert gets through with it. Tolbert owns the property at 7061 Lincoln Drive in West Mt. Airy. He hopes to repurpose and reopen the space behind the CVS as Showcase Station, a self-styled variety store that will sell packaged food. The real appeal of the space, he said, is its versatility. “It’s essentially a white box,” he said. “It used to be a gas station, so it has high ceilings and it’s really a very adaptable space.” Tolbert says he hopes to use property to host pop-up events for area artists and merchants to showcase their work and sell their products. “We want this to be something special for [people] who might not have a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Half of Mt. Airy was discussed as one of the city's in-demand places in 2013.
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- Nate Adams
Monday, January 21
Though this might come as no surprise to the residents of West Mt. Airy, that neighborhood is predicted to become quite the hot spot in 2013. By the calculus of the real estate mavens over at Redfin (via Philly.curbed.com), West Mt. Airy was targeted as one "of a handful of neighborhoods that [are] suspected to see a surge of activity" in 2013. The bad news: West Mt. Airy wasn't named the "The No.1 Hottest Up-and-Coming Neighborhood." Our buddies over in Phoenixville were given that distinction, despite them, you know, not being a city neighborhood. The kind-of good news: West Germantown came in as the third hottest city neighborhood. Read the Philly.curbed.com story here, or swing by Redfin for their explanation of the rankings.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The scam has been ongoing for the past little while.
Several scams have been going on in West Mt. Airy that have involved people asking for money in unusual ways, according to police. 14th Police District Capt. Joel Dales said on his new Twitter account that a man has been posing as a tow truck driver. "According to the complainants, the male knocked on their door and said their neighbor was hospitalized after being involved in an auto accident," Dales wrote. "The scammer then told the complainants he towed their neighbor’s car home and wanted to leave the keys with them. "The scammer usually asks the victim to pay for the towing fees." Dales advised people to not give the man—who is tall and has a beard—any money and to call police if he approaches their home. A similar scam took place in …